Sunday, August 16, 2009

bonus entry: kitten update...because you asked

I took Mijo off his meds and he was better. However, both of them continued to have runny poo and that is one of the issues of the coccidia--the reason for the meds in the first place. So I put them back on the meds at 1/2 dose (the vet suggested I try that). They tolerate it much better.

Both are eating. Except for the liquid poo, HoneyBoy is seeming to be fine...except for the part where he finds creative litter box alternatives. Mijo is a little bit behind in his recovery. He eats some and I am having to supplement with syringe feeding. However, he knows where the litter boxes are. Yes, boxes.

In addition to their medicine, I give them probiotics and lysine. Mijo also gets eye drops twice a day.

They are a lot of work right now--and they bring much joy with their sweet little beingness.


Meredith said...

Aww... sending healing energy their way -- and energy, period, for you.

I once raised a kitten that had been taken from its mother pre-weaning. The vet called him "the quarter pounder," and he was so tiny that when they first drew blood he passed out. I had to feed with a syringe every four hours, so I know what you're talking about. It's a lot of work. But that kitten is now huge and healthy, 14 years old, and the apple of my mom's eye.

Praying for similar results with Mijo and HoneyBoy (love that name!) They are too cute.

She said...

They are too darn cute! I LOVE cats, but you know that! May they be healthy SOON! Love.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

May they both be the picture of health ASAP!